This week has been CRAZY.
Crunch time for my online distance learning class and I find that I have yet again let myself down. I didn’t learn the things I wanted to, I am pushing through to get it all done, my home and my daughter have both received less of my time than they should, my husband has been lucky to get a hello, don’t really have a great circle of women to lean on right now for these weeks, and the list goes on and on and on.
So I thought it would be centering to share the three things I learned this week. Unfortunately most of these are lessons learned twice over by now.
1.) I am getting way too old for this shit.
So here is the thing – I can’t pinpoint what it is I want to do with my life or find any conviction to say ‘yes this is what I want my life to look like’. Without that focus I lack the ability to make changes that get me closer to that goal.
2.) Something HAS to change.
Refere back to number 1. The fact is I am not getting younger. I don’t mind the hard work, the learning, or the whatever else comes my way but for crying out loud I have been dividing my attention in 15 different directions for too long. It would be nice to be able to focus.
3.) My life requires some serious prioritization – AKA my parents were right.
As long as I can remember I have had this insane drive to over schedule myself at ALL times. My dad always used to tell me you can’t do everything. I would argue that I was doing ‘everything’ so he started changing his comment to ‘you can’t give everything 100%’. It pains me to admit – but he is right!
What are your tips for keeping cool under pressure and taking a step back to reprioritize?